Hiking in L.A.’s Griffith Park offers an unusual mix of cool sights: the iconic Hollywood sign, alternating patches of forest and desert terrain, wildlife such as coyotes and deer, occasional glimpses of celebrities walking their dogs, and several landmarks from famous movies and tv shows. And it’s the place to find some of the best views of Los Angeles, from the downtown skyline all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
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April 26, 2013
There’s no doubt about it – Hollywood’s got its own mystique and charm, part of which is trying to spot some celebrities. Strolling the Hollywood “Walk of Fame” puts you in a unique “behind the scenes” frame of mind, but it definitely does strike you that you’re not likely to see Bradley Cooper just strolling down the street. There’s a certain knack for finding the star’s favorite hideouts. Luckily, you’ve got Viator on your side.
July 27, 2012
Beyond reality TV stars, paparazzi and movie studio backlots, the best sightings in Los Angeles are gorgeous views from hilltop hikes or rooftop bars. Though L.A. is best known as the center of the entertainment industry — home to skinny palm trees and even skinnier celebrities — it’s also a city full of art, performance, global cuisine and history, with a vivid past that can still be seen all over town.
July 6, 2012
If you’re a Hollywood buff, if you’ve seen everything there ever was in black and white, if you know the celluloid process, then you’ve probably already heard about the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Built on the back half of Paramount Studios lot (actually, it’s the other way around; Paramount Studios is built on the back half of Hollywood Forever Cemetery), this cemetery is the final resting place of choice for all of Hollywood’s first big stars. From actors and actresses to film execs and screenwriters, for better or worse, they’re all buried here.
November 4, 2011
Everyone knows Los Angeles and Hollywood as Tinseltown, better yet as home of the stars. People come from far and wide to get a glimpse of Hollywood Boulevard and maybe walk the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Still, Los Angeles is much more than this, and an underrated facet of the nightlife and cultural scene here is the theater scene, which is alive, active and healthy. Where do actors cut their teeth? How do they learn the essence of acting for the big screen? On the small stage, of course.
May 15, 2011
When you think of movies, invariably Hollywood and Los Angeles spring to mind. When all said and done, it is known as the movie capital of the world, and for good reason. This is one place that you can fully immerse yourself in the magic of the movies in many different ways.
September 13, 2010
Here’s the thing about visiting California in general and Los Angeles in particular: it’s pretty expensive. If you can find a discounted Los Angeles tour, consider yourself lucky. As it turns it out, there is an affordable, open-air, double-decker bus tour of L.A. and Hollywood.
June 22, 2010
One thing you’ll notice even before you leave the airport (and honestly, fly into Burbank if you can) is that Los Angeles is crowded, and its tourist spots are even moreso. I recommend going to Universal Studios, but I highly recommend going to Universal Studios under the auspices of a Skip-the-Line Tour. You’ll save yourself a lot of time otherwise spent baking in a hot line